2021 Canada $500 100th Anniversary of the Bluenose 5 Kilogram Fine Silver (No Tax)
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Launched on March 26, 1921 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Bluenose brought home a record catch in its first season fishing on the Grand Banks. It captured the 1921 International Fishermen's Trophy for Canada in its first season and remained undefeated in the series.
Skippered by Captain Angus Walters, Bluenose proved its worth as a fishing vessel in its first season at sea. The first test as a competitive racer came in the fall of 1921, and its first International Fisherman's Race, Bluenose outsailed the Gloucester schooner Elsie. It also outclassed Henry Ford the following year, and a racing legend was born.
After a sensational racing career, Bluenose's final years and foundering in 1946 marked a sad end to a glorious era. Despite the loss, the legacy of the Canadians who built and crewed this legendary vessel still lives on, forever preserved in images that inspire awe-like the one engraved on this magnificent 5 kg fine silver showpiece. The sight of Bluenose sailing once again, its majestic sails filled with wind, will whisk you back in time and fill you with the thrill of the race, the euphoria of victory, and an unmistakable sense of pride for this symbol of Canada's maritime heritage.
The coin's reverse design is based on original artwork by Canadian marine artist Yves Bérubé. It presents a timeless portrait of Bluenose setting out beneath an evening sky and riding the waves off the coast of Cross Island, Nova Scotia. The name "BLUENOSE" appears to the right of the vessel's sails, accompanied by ornamental scrollwork as it appeared on the iconic schooner. The obverse features a wood field pattern, a reproduction of the ship's wheel, and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Item Number: 201734
Composition: 99.99% pure gold
Weight* : 31.16mm
Diameter: 25 mm
Face Value: $200
Finish: Reverse Proof
Artist: RCM Engravers (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)
• Final coin in the Bluenose Anniversary Collection! The Royal Canadian Mint's yearlong centennial celebration of Bluenose concludes with this spectacular 5 kg coin, which marks the final chapter in the Royal Canadian Mint's retelling of the story of Canada's most famous ship.
• A small canvas wouldn't do the original artwork justice. Crafted in 5 kg of 99.99% fine silver, this coin's impressive 180 mm diameter provides the right amount of • The theme extends to your coin's obverse, which features a wood field pattern and a reproduction of Bluenose's wheel. The field pattern is a special nod to those who built and crewed the wooden workhorse depicted on your coin's reverse, where a high-shine proof finish draws attention to the complexity of the engraved relief.
• Complete your Bluenose collection and get the complete story! Packaged in our finest wooden collector case, your 5 kg fine silver coin comes with a special booklet on • Bluenose will always hold a special place in the hearts of Canadians, and this coin is a special celebration of its enduring legacy on the 100th anniversary of its first racing victory. Built in Lunenburg, N.S., Bluenose remains the pride of Nova Scotia and a Canadian icon; as the ship depicted on Canada's
• LIMITED MINTAGE! Only 125 of these numismatic masterpieces are available to collectors worldwide.
Coin comes encapsulated, in a premium, burl wood case.
‘Bluenose’ is an official mark adopted and used by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage pursuant to the Trademarks Act (Canada). It is used by the Royal Canadian Mint with the Department’s permission.
William James Roué Signature © jeroué. Used with permission. Blueprints of 1921 BLUENOSE © jeroué. Used with permission.